Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
United Animal Nations N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 8,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,250
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
United Animal Nations N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 165,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Hemopet N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Page SUM 398,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
United Animal Nations N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 8,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,250
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
United Animal Nations N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 165,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Hemopet N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Page SUM 398,950

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 275,000
Citizens for Animals IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 634,871
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Petco Foundation TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends of Santa Ana Zoo CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Pug Rescue of Northern California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Compassion in World Farming (USA) GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 78,750
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Conservation Society of California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 35,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 1,231,021

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
United Animal Nations United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 8,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,250
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
United Animal Nations United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 165,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Hemopet United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Page SUM 398,950

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14797 records found.